Mamelodi Sundowns speak out on Abubeker Nasir

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Nasir was introduced as a second-half substitute for attacker Thabiso Kutumela in a 1-0 defeat to TS Galaxy on Wednesday.

"We are quietly excited about the prospects of Nasir because he gives us certain qualities that we knew we needed with the profile of the striker that he has," Mokwena said.

Stanley Dimgba – leaves after scoring eight goals
Stanley Dimgba – leaves after scoring eight goals in 49 appearances for Stellenbosch FC
Sibusiso Mthethwa – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 73
Sibusiso Mthethwa – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 73 appearances and one goal to his name
Waseem Isaacs – leaves after scoring nine goals in
Waseem Isaacs – leaves after scoring nine goals in 49 appearances for Stellenbosch FC
Robyn Johannes – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 51 ap
Robyn Johannes – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 51 appearances and one goal to his name
Granwald Scott – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 41 ap
Granwald Scott – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 41 appearances and one goal to his name
Nathan Sinkala – leaves after scoring five goals i
Nathan Sinkala – leaves after scoring five goals in 56 appearances for Stellenbosch FC
Zitha Kwinika – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 57 app
Zitha Kwinika – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 57 appearances and one goal to his name
Scroll through the gallery to see the players conf
Scroll through the gallery to see the players confirmed to be leaving Stellenbosch FC
Ashley Du Preez – leaves after scoring 17 goals in
Ashley Du Preez – leaves after scoring 17 goals in 98 appearances for Stellenbosch FC
Fuad Johnson – leaves Stellenbosch FC with four ap
Fuad Johnson – leaves Stellenbosch FC with four appearances to his name
Marc van Heerden – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 78
Marc van Heerden – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 78 appearances and three goals to his name

"We are again talking about a player that is Under-23 and an Under-23 means there is still huge potential and that potential needs to be protected.

"We have to be still patient with Nasir because there is a lot.

"Of course, he comes from already being a top goal scorer for one which could have been two seasons in a row had he finished the season than not come too early to us.

"It is very difficult to quantify the potential of young players, but with the little bit of the experience that we have in working with young players from the youth structures, we see a lot of possibilities to try and maximize on his potential and try to improve his competitive performance levels.

"But that needs time and you’ve got to be a bit patient with seeing the best of Nasir.

"It is going to come but it is going to come with time," says Mokwena.

Nasir was signed in January before being loaned back to Ethiopian Coffee.